Stepping Up – Employment & Entrepreneurship


Stepping Up – Employment & Entrepreneurship

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This factsheet was developed by YouthREX from Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.


Stepping Up is a strategic framework from the Ministry of Children & Youth Services that strengthens the Government of Ontario’s commitment to young people. By identifying the government’s priorities, Stepping Up serves as an important tool when it comes to making decisions about Ontario’s youth. Stepping Up consists of seven themes and 20 outcomes that help inform and align the work of service providers, community groups, etc., with research and what youth themselves believe they need in order to succeed.

Employment & Entrepreneurship is one of the framework’s seven themes and has three associated outcomes.

Why Employment & Entrepreneurship?
Starting a new business or a rewarding job helps a young person build their sense of identity, connects them to new people, and places and allows them to develop lifelong skills. As Ontario’s economy, workforce, and job market continue to change, we need to encourage young workers to lead in innovation and generate new ideas and perspectives.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2016). Stepping Up – Employment & Entrepreneurship. Toronto, ON: Author.

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